Brigade HQ – SOUSSE.

AM CO’s conference at Brigade HQ.

Brigade Major gave talk to all Brigade HQ personnel ref the Allied invasion of Sicily, developments and topography.

Brigade Security Instruction No 3 issued.


A quiet day spent settling into new area. Nothing to report.

6 Innisks – HAMMAMET.

Recce of training area. Salisbury Plain type with no natural cover.

Major Crocker rejoins Bttn (he was OC B Coy until Exercise Dryshod in Oct 42)

2 LIR.

E Company, 16 and 18 Platoon of the Battalion specially commended by the Brigadier on their performance during Exercise “Marathon” – they marched 53 miles in just under 36 hours without a single casualty.